Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway

Following the South Fork of the Payette River, the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway offers plenty to do for outdoor adventurers–from whitewater rafting and wildlife viewing, to fishing and hiking. If you’re not ready for the road trip to end, you’re in luck! This route joins both the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway and the Payette River Scenic Byway with an abundance of ways to explore.

Length

33 miles

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Time

1 hour

When to Visit

Year-round

31 Byways. 31 Ways to Be Inspired.

A variety of scenic, natural, historic, recreational, archeological and cultural experiences can be found on Idaho’s 31 scenic byways. View the video to get a taste of the adventures that await you, and start planning your next road trip.

Road Trip Tips

Turn-by-Turn Directions: The route travels along Banks-Lowman Road and can be accessed either at Banks along Idaho 55 or at Lowman along Idaho 21. Either point of access will lead back to Boise.

Full services in: Garden Valley and Lowman

Partial services in: Crouch

Full Services: When gas, food and lodging are available

Partial Services: When gas and a few other facilities are available

Nearby Adventures

From relaxed guest ranch getaways to legendary rafting trips, discover your next adventure on Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway.

  • Whitewater rafting on the Payette River
  • South Fork of the Payette River
  • Terrace Lakes Golf Course & Resort
  • Boise National Forest

  • Starlight Mountain Theatre
  • Wildlife viewing (along Banks-Lowman Road and in Boise National Forest)

Download Before You Hit the Road

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Idaho Roadsider

State Highway Map

Travel Tips

Need some ideas for your next Idaho road trip? Check out these travel tips and start planning your adventure.

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